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Sport Concussion: Implications for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

Pabian, Patrick S. DPT1; Greeno, Eric D. DPT2; Heiden, Mary Vander MA, ATC, LAT3; Hanney, William J. DPT, PhD, ATC1

Strength and Conditioning Journal: August 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 72–80
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318297786b
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ABSTRACT THE TOPIC OF SPORT CONCUSSION IS ONE OF THE MOST DISCUSSED ISSUES IN SPORTS MEDICINE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. ALL HEALTH CARE, MEDICAL, AND STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS SHOULD HAVE A SOUND WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE DEVELOPMENTS ON THE TOPICS OF SPORTS CONCUSSION BECAUSE IT IS LIKELY THAT ALL PRACTITIONERS MAY ENCOUNTER ATHLETES, BOTH COMPETITIVE AND RECREATIONAL, WITH SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION.

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1Department of Health Professions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida;

2Orlando Sports Medicine Group, Inc, Orlando, Florida; and

3University of Central Florida Athletics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Patrick S. Pabianis the program director and director of Clinical Education in the Department of Health Professions at the University of Central Florida.

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Eric D. Greenois owner of Orlando Sports Medicine Group, Inc in Orlando, Florida.

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Mary Vander Heidenis the director of Sports Medicine and head athletic trainer for football for the University of Central Florida.

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William J. Hanneyis an assistant professor in the Department of Health Professions at the University of Central Florida.

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